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Old 02-13-2014, 09:34 AM   #76
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Some of those shots do not look 30 feet deep. They look like they go forever.
Kentucky sits on top of soft limestone that is riddled with underground rivers and reservoirs. That limestone filtered water is part of what makes Kentucky bourbon what it is rather than just being whiskey. The Bowling Green area sits right on top of the Mammoth Caves, the largest known cave system in the world, which is constantly growing. I would imagine that a lot of the concern about stability has to do with that knowledge and those endless holes you are seeing. They may open up to a cavern hundreds of feet deep.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:37 PM   #77
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I would. Have you seen them? Oh wait.. You can't because they're buried under dirt, slabs of concrete, and other Corvettes.

The ZR1 and 62 will be fine.
Anything is restorable. I really doubt the got twisted and destroyed to the point where they wouldn't. Especially since Chevrolet is overseeing the restoration of # 1 and 1.5 millionth, that we cannot see and are completely buried.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:28 AM   #78
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GM/Chevrolet will be restoring all the Corvettes!

http://www.4-traders.com/GENERAL-MOT...ttes-17947941/

General Motors Company : Chevrolet to Oversee Restoration of Damaged Vintage Corvettes

Chevrolet will oversee the restoration of eight vintage Corvettes that were damaged falling into a sinkhole that opened inside the National Corvette Museum, General Motors said Thursday...

BTW Is anyone maybe a little morbid like me and would make a trip to the museum to see a display of them in the restored Skydome BEFORE they're restored/as recovered? You know, instead of a barn find a sinkhole find!
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:03 AM   #79
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GM/Chevrolet will be restoring all the Corvettes!

http://www.4-traders.com/GENERAL-MOT...ttes-17947941/

General Motors Company : Chevrolet to Oversee Restoration of Damaged Vintage Corvettes

Chevrolet will oversee the restoration of eight vintage Corvettes that were damaged falling into a sinkhole that opened inside the National Corvette Museum, General Motors said Thursday...

BTW Is anyone maybe a little morbid like me and would make a trip to the museum to see a display of them in the restored Skydome BEFORE they're restored/as recovered? You know, instead of a barn find a sinkhole find!
And some of you said they would bury them.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #80
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Sad as this all is you have to admit this is pretty funny:
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:01 PM   #81
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:37 PM   #82
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http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/19/n...deo/#continued

I was interested to see how they'd get them out.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:49 PM   #83
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I wonder if they "found new roads" down there.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:34 PM   #84
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actual video of the sinking as it happens?

actual video footage of the cars sinking!
let it play threw the ad and the news,
worth the wait, almost does not look real!?

http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/sink...useum-22491568


Sinkhole Damages Corvettes in Kentucky Museum | Video - ABC News
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:51 AM   #85
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The National Corvette Museum is prepping for the recovery process. Here is a video of week one:

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:02 PM   #86
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BTW. Due to response from the public the Corvettes will be displayed in AS RECOVERED condition from April through July.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...khole/5674659/

Corvette museum to display cars eaten by sinkhole

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Curious to see the damage that a huge sinkhole inflicted on eight classic cars at the National Corvette Museum?

The Kentucky attraction plans to give visitors a close look.

The cars will go on display before they're taken to Michigan for repairs. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said the museum has heard from people wanting to see the damage.

The vehicles were consumed when the earth gave way Feb. 12 beneath a display area in the museum's Sky Dome before the tourist attraction opened for the day. No injuries were reported, and the Corvette plant about a half mile from the museum was not affected.

Work to retrieve the cars nearest the surface could start in a couple of weeks, Frassinelli said.

The museum plans to display the damaged cars from April through July...
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #87
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The Blue Devil Is out of the Corvette Museum sinkhole - watch live

They just pulled it out. Very cool to watch this live:
http://www.corvettemuseum.org/webcam/camera14.shtml
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:45 AM   #88
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At work! Can't see video
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:50 AM   #89
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Thank goodness for a SNOW/ICE DAY!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:04 PM   #90
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Damn once it was out and on all fours they fired it up and drove it out!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:30 PM   #91
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I went back and viewed the drone cam video to refresh myself on the position of them. I would say the black one is next.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #92
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The Blue Devil is out and drove itself away.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:07 PM   #93
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Facebook page says they plan to pull the 40th Ann. out next.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #94
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blue one cranked up and moved but left a lot of oil behind on the ground.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:32 PM   #95
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blue one cranked up and moved but left a lot of oil behind on the ground.
I think that was expected. I can't see the video but wasn't the Blue devil standing on it's nose for a couple weeks?
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From this early drone video, looks like it was sitting flat then.



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Old 03-03-2014, 02:08 PM   #97
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Here is the video of the recovery. Much better view than the live feed.

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:09 PM   #98
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It left a nice puddle of oil and a trail as he drove it out. I wouldn't have let it run that long and would have been looking under the car for just that any leaks.
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Yep, you are right.

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #100
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Ruby has risen! (the Ruby Vette that was in the sinkhole). I did not get to watch this one live as hte link was not working. :(







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